We first saw the Smart Car when I was in Italy setting up a new office back in February, 2006. Decided right then that we were going to get one when they came to the US. Was waiting for a dealer in our town but couldn't wait any longer after seeing them again at the Chicago Auto Show. Drove 225 miles to Lake Bluff, IL on Friday the 13th and brought this one home. We had originally picked out another one but, as soon as we saw it, we had to have the one with flames.